Humanities Division Assistant Professor, Jill Reid, completed her terminal degree in Creative Writing through Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program in March of 2014.  Seattle Pacific University, home to IMAGE Journal, offers one of the nation’s few MFA’s in Creative Writing with an emphasis on both art and faith, appealing “to writers for whom matters of faith are central” and “who not only want to pursue excellence in the craft of writing but also place their work within the larger context of the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith.” 

As an MFA graduate, Ms. Reid has produced an original manuscript of poetry, Bearing Root, which includes poems that have been recently published or placed as finalists in contests in journals like Ruminate and Relief. Her poetry also has been published by other nationally recognized journals such as The Fourth River, Big Muddy, Tipton Poetry Review, and Catapult Magazine.  With her MFA degree, Ms. Reid will continue to help develop a space at Louisiana College where student writers can hone their craft while also developing their faith.  For more information on Jill Reid, her writing, or her philosophy on writing a creatively spiritual act, please contact her at jill.reid@lacollege.edu.